Comments for Frog on His Own
December at Puss Reboots seems to be turning out to be Mercer Mayer month. I'm back with a third review of one of his picture books.
Mercer Mayer is probably best known for his Little Critter Books. Back when I was a child he had a delightful picture book series featuring a boy, a dog and a frog. At our most recent trip to the library, Harriet found a reissued copy of one of these, Frog on His Own and was immediately drawn to it.
The boy and his dog are in a park with the frog in a bucket. The frog sees his chance at freedom and hops away. Unfortunately for the frog, the park is full of all sorts of obstacles and dangers including a cute but hungry cat.
Frog on His Own is literally a picture book. It has 31 pages of Mercer's ornate pen and ink drawings and absolutely no accompanying text.
When Harriet isn't enjoying the book by herself, something she is wont to do now that her brother can read, I've enjoyed a few strolls through the book myself. There's enough to each page to make up any number of stories from what Mercer has drawn.
The Boy, Dog and Frog picture book series:
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Comment #1: Wednesday, December, 23, 2009 at 11:48:55
I always liked these when I was little, too. We haven't found them at our library, and my daughter's probably too old for them now... She does like the Little Critter books, though!
Comment #2: Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 16:13:14
I haven't read any of the Little Critter books to my kids yet.